My Morning Routine in 2019!

April 23, 2019
A Morning Routine

I’m a firm believer that the way you start off your day sets the tone for the rest of your day. You can either make or break your day – in the AM. I have experienced first-hand, the frustration and dissapointment of an unproductive and gloomy day – just because I had an unproductive and careless morning. Because of this, I now take my mornings seriously. At least, during the weekI’m definitely a little more lenient with myself during the weekends. Just a tad. So, I’m going to give you guys a little sneak peek into my mornings, during the week. 

I like to think that my morning routine is simple, but packed, straight-foward but effective. I have been loving it a lot (I recently changed it, if you want to check out my old morning routine, click here!) so, I’m excited to share it with you guys!

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“A morning is a wonderful blessing. It stands for hope, giving us another start of what we call life.”

7:25 – WAKE UP

My first morning alarm goes off at 7:25 A.M. As soon as I wake up, I check my phone (horrible – I’m working on changing this habit!) I go through my emails and social media accounts for five minutes only though! 

7:30 AM – OIL PULLING + SHOWER

Once I have caught up with my notifications, I get up & make my bed – to not be tempted to go back to sleep! (I change my bedsheets every Monday, so I’ll take a few extra minutes on Mondays.)

Typically by 7:30ish I grab my towel & outfit (I usually pick it out the night before) 

Next, I do oil pulling! I grab my measuring spoon, add about a 1/2 TBSP of olive oil & I swirl the oil in my mouth for 10-15 minutes! While, I’m “oil pulling”, I shower and get dressed. 

Once I finished oil pulling, I spit out the oil (tip – don’t ever swallow it!) & I brush my teeth.

7:50 A.M – GLAM TIME, KINDA

Once my teeth are nice and brushed, I put on a whitening strip. I’m currently using the Double Elastic Harmony Life Gel Strips (loving them so far!) I leave this strip on for exactly 30 minutes. In the meanwhile, I get ready! So, I do my skincare routine, curl my lashes, put some lipstick or lipgloss on and do my eye make-up! 

I’ll only do a full face for special occasions. I do my hair during this time, too. When I wash it, I add hair product, blow dry it & straighten it. Otherwise, I’ll either wear it down, tie it in a pony tail or put it up in a messy bun. My go-to styles.

8:20 A.M FEED MY MIND

Once the 30 minutes are up, I remove my whitening strips and rinse my mouth! Then, I drink a glass of water with three Collagen+C supplements – which are good for skin, hair, nails & joints. Now that I’m looking somewhat presentable (or so I think), I go to my “morning” table and sit down with my planner, journal and fitness book (the current textbook I’m studying)

I journal, read a few pages of my textbook and plan out my day using my planner.

8:40 A.M MORNING WALK

At 8:40 I go on a twenty minute walk outside of my house. This is probably my favorite part of my morning routine! There is nothing better than getting fresh air, vitamin-D, and steps in all while listening to my favorite songs! (: (: (:

9:00 A.M BREAKFAST + BLOG

Finally, to end my morning routine – I have breakfast & work on my blog!

I am a creature of habit so I usually eat a loaf of bread with a glass of almond milk (in a shake or a hot cocoa chocolate) every morning, but this bowl of cereal, that I had for dinner, makes a better picture, haha! 

I always eat brunch, so I go easy on my breakfast (not the biggest fan of breakfast….shocker)

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Do you have a good morning routine? If you don’t – Click here to create one! What are some of your FAVORITE morning habits? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time,

GABBY

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Comments (5)

  • Chloe Osborn

    April 23, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    I really need to limit the time on my phone as soon as I get up like you have done! Such a good trick to make the bed too as I do find myself more drawn to getting back in when it’s all messy just to lie down a little longer. I’d love to sit down and write in a planner in the morning too, that sounds very therapeutic!

  • Jessica

    April 23, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Hey girl!! ✨
    FABULOUS POST AS ALWAYS!! I adore people who have consistent morning routines. Pretty soon, I’ll be a stay at home mom and working from home so I’m really hoping to get into a good scheduled routine myself! Thanks for sharing love!
    https://jessierenea.com/its-okay-to-choose-you-sometimes/

    1. Hunida

      May 2, 2019 at 6:44 pm

      It would be impossible to have a bad day if every morning started this way! I have never heard of this ‘oil-pulling’ –what does it do?

      1. admin

        May 3, 2019 at 2:55 pm

        Oil pulling helps improve your dental hygiene (whitens teeth, gets rid of bad breath, eliminates bacteria, etc) while providing other health benefits! It’s also good for your skin. I currently use olive oil to do oil pulling and I have seen great results so far!

        Gabby

  • Rinki Tiwari

    April 24, 2019 at 8:18 am

    You have such a perfect morning routine girl… 😊 I still struggle to wake up early in the morning…it is something I had been trying for so long… and one thing that has really worked for me is drinking gooseberry juice in a glass of lukewarm water first thing in the morning… that really works for my skin 🤗🤗

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